Hardmetal specialist Kennametal Inc has received the Boeing 2014 Silver Supplier Performance Excellence Award.

Boeing issues annual awards to suppliers that meet and exceed its performance requirements for quality and delivery over a 12 month period.

Kennametal's Madison, Alabama facility earned the award for supplying engineered counterbalance, vibration dampening and ballast weight components for various Boeing fixed and rotor-wing airframe applications. The facility is part of the tungsten materials business Kennametal acquired in 2013.

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